This story published in Revolt is by Tamantha Gunn:
Common is set to produce a biopic about the life of voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.
The film, which is titled God’s Long Summer, will follow Hamer’s rise from the plantation sharecropping system in Mississippi where “she fought against the Southern political establishment, systemic racism and misogyny by exercising her right to vote and fighting for the rights of others. Labeled as plain-spoken and unfit to lead the movement, Hamer captivated the nation with her powerful voice, sheer will, and faith in her fight against leaders at the highest levels of state and federal government and within the Civil Rights Movement itself to help secure passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
God’s Long Summer will be written by Peter J. Meli. Waxylu Films and Dream Management and Entertainment, which holds the rights to Hamer’s life story, will assist with the project as well.
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